Have you ever had an experience where something was about to go dramatically wrong, but you didn’t know till it happened?
This was my experience recently in a garage as I put an attic ladder back into place. It is the old springy kind. The attic door wasn’t retracting back up to the ceiling because the arm spreader was caught. I used a small ladder to get closer so I could hold the spreader arm as I pushed the attic door up. The only thing is… when I pulled the spreader arm, the spring (which I didn’t even see) popped and came shooting out… directly at my face!
It all happened so fast that I didn’t even know what happened until after it happened. The metal spring ricocheted off my right hand and missed my right eye by a centimeter. It caught the outer edge of my eye area, the bone surrounding the eye ball, and spiraled down to the garage floor.
For a few minutes one finger hurt, as did the side of my face where the spring hit. Such a scary moment! If that flying metal would have hit my eye, I am very sure I would have spent many months in recovery IF my eye could recover at all.
For the rest of the day and even now I am appreciating what DIDN’T happen, grateful to have both eyes working as they should. What an answer to a prayer I hadn’t even prayed yet.
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-Out of the Wilderness